(excerpt from) Newsday
Holiday travelers’ choice: body scan or pat-down?
by Keith Herbert / November 17, 2010
…The New Jersey Libertarian Party is planning a demonstration at Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal B, on Wednesday evening and will hand out literature explaining that people may choose pat-downs rather than go through body scanners.
“We’re going to educate passengers that they can opt out,” said Jay Edgar, chair of the New Jersey Libertarian Party…
There is more information at the website for the New Jersey Libertarian Party:
The NJ Libertarian Party is joining We Won’t Fly by organizing the National Opt Out Day demonstration at Newark Airport. On Wednesday, November 24th we urge all travelers who are “selected” to undergo the intrusive full body scanning to Opt Out. Instead they will be forced to participate in the more time consuming and humiliating enhanced “pat downs”. The pat downs include moving hands up legs until contact pressure is made with genitals.
We are meeting on November 24th at 6:00 PM at the bar of Chile’s Too in terminal B. Demonstrations will start at 6:30.
Our goal is to raise awareness among travelers over this new TSA procedure.